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Know Your Suffixes: -er and -est 2

In this worksheet, students add -er and -est to words with short vowels and consider some exceptions.

'Know Your Suffixes: -er and -est 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:   Add Suffixes to Words

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Worksheet Overview

We add the endings -er and -est to words when we want to compare things.

The purple car is old, but the orange car is older and the black car is the oldest.

 

If the word has a short vowel sound just before the last letter we double the last letter before we add the -er and -est.

big / bigger / biggest

 

If there are two consonants (words that are not vowels) after the short vowel sound we don't double the last letter.

long / longer / longest

 

If the vowel sound is long we don't double the last letter.

cheap / cheaper / cheapest

 

Finally, there are some words that don't obey the rules at all!

good / better / best

bad / worse / worst

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